Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
They were deadly on the ground; Now they have wings
When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family. The action climaxes with an incredible crash sequence in Las Vegas.
Is there a six star option?
When it comes to Con Air, there are two kinds of people:-
1) People who think Con Air is fucking awesome.
2) People who I don't want to talk to.
"The last Mohican is burning, man!"
I hadn't seen this movie since it came out more than 15 years ago. I didn't much care for it then, but I have to confess I LOOOOOOOOOVED it today. What played as a ridiculously dumb action film then now hit me as a deliberately silly action comedy. There are some choices that were probably meant to play straight that have since aged into unintentional majesty (like the de rigueur Bruckheimer radio-friendly pop song that is hilariously dated AND so completely inappropriate for the material, LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live"), but for the most part this movie is deliciously self-aware.
The action is all rock solid, and the cast is impossibly great: John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Ving…
Sometimes the mere mention of a film in someone's review can give you that urge to watch something. Steve Grzesiak's review of Passenger 57 touched on an action classic in the shape of Con Air. It's cheesy, it's implausible, but it's wickedly entertaining in that no holds barred thrilling action style the late nineties doted on.
Simon West's film has more than just Nicolas Cage to carry it. Cage plays a former US Ranger who is jailed in the opening credits for killing a man during a bar brawl that threatened his unborn daughter. Serving seven years, he's on a prison transport plane home to Alabama and release, as the rest of the inmates are on their way to a…
I remember a few years ago, on a cold Saturday during my second year of University, Con Air was on BBC1. All of my friends had gone out drinking so I thought to myself “hey, what better way to spend a Saturday evening than in the company of Messrs Cage, Cusack and Malkovich?”. A few nights later I was flicking through the TV when, lo and behold, I saw that Con Air was on again, though this time it had been demoted to BBC3. With nothing better to do, I decided to tune…
I love Nic Cage, but I don't think I've ever seen him be so badass in any other movie. Shit just got real.
>>I'm going to show you God does exist. <<
"tedd vissza a nyuszit a dobozba"
Garland Greene: Define irony. Bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.
A typical action flick, but one I can never resist viewing whenever it is aired on any tv channel. John Malkovich is brilliant to watch as Cyrus the Virus, but Steve Buscemi as Garland Greene steals the screen whenever he has a presence. Nic Cage brings his usual craziness and John Cusack does what he does best, being almost constantly in despair.
Accompanied with a great list of B-actors like Danny Trejo, Nick Chinlund, Ving Rhames etc, this is a blast to watch.
why couldn't you put the bunny back in the box?
Nicolas Cage's arguably finest work. His role is one of passion, ethic and method. Nothing in the film is really worth remembering except Cage's portrayal as the Alabama version of Jesus. Malkovich does bad things and John Cusack fills in the gaps in the plot which is really the best way to use him instead of an actual part of the story.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Damn now this is a good film! I don't even know where to begin with this review. Do i start with how amazing the cast were in their roles? How it was such an all star cast the amount of talent in one film was through the roof? Or do i start with how amazing the action was? From start to finish it was a high octane thrill ride. Action and explosions galore. A proper, quality filled 90's action movie!
I'll start with the acting, each character brought a little something to their roles in the film. Whether it was Cage's convict, on a mission to save his friends and get home to see his wife and daughter, or Malcovitch's…
A over the top action flick with awesome one liners.
Travel with me back in time to an era called the 90's when no one was sophisticated so it felt fine to enjoy this piece of Hollywood junk food. I actually came to watch Dave Chapelle and I stayed because of Steve Buschemi... naturally.
Erstmals die Unrated-Fassung besichtigt. Naja, was soll ich sagen als ich jünger war gefiel mir der Film besser. Die Action ist zwar nett inszeniert, aber irgendwie ist der Film belanglos. Zusätzliche Facetten gibt es eigentlich nur durch die Lovestory hinter der Geschichte.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
- Transformers: The Movie
- Home Alone
- Blade Runner
There are some voracious film watchers on Letterboxd with diverse tastes so I thought it would be interesting to see…